GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle woman currently serving a prison sentence at the Indianapolis Women's Work Release Center has been denied placement into a community corrections program.
Tamera S. Wade, 47, was handed a 2 ½-year sentence by Judge Thomas Milligan in December 2008 after being convicted of one count of Class D felony theft. Milligan ordered that Wade would spend 18 months of the sentence on house arrest and the balance on probation.
A petition was filed by Putnam County Community Corrections on June 10, 2009, alleging that Wade had been violating the terms of her house arrest since late January 2009.
Wade was arrested, and she was held without bond at the Putnam County Jail until a July 22 fact-finding hearing. Milligan reinstated all of Wade's sentence, but gave her credit for the 86 days she had spent in jail.
On Dec. 9, Wade's attorney, Darrell Felling, filed a verified petition to modify Wade's sentence, noting that during her incarceration Wade had completed a variety of classes and workshops. He went on to say that she was remorseful for her crimes.
Felling also said Wade had been approved for work release in Hendricks County.
The state filed an objection to the petition on Dec. 10, and it was denied without a hearing on Feb. 2.
Wade was originally arrested in September 2008.
She stole over $130,000 over a four-year period from her former employer, Edward Wood & Co. in Greencastle.
The Indiana Department of Correction Web site lists Wade's earliest possible release date as Sept. 8.